Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart exists for girls—shy or boisterous, precocious or cautious—who are poised on the thresholds of the rest of their lives.

Today, we offer Houston girls what Sacred Heart foundress Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat offered the girls of France more than 200 years ago—a stimulating, enveloping, and elevating education from which girls emerge uniquely as formed and confident young women.

In our intimately scaled classrooms—an 8:1 student-to-teacher ratio—your daughter expands her intellect, faith, conscience, and sense of self as part of our dynamic sisterhood. And she grows in knowledge, confidence, and ability as she learns, laughs and plays, sings and prays with her friends.

Our curriculum, our culture, and our worldview connect with and promote the Goals and Criteria of the international Sacred Heart Network. Our single-sex education ensures that our classes and community offer the support, challenges, and freedom that allow girls to shine.

As a college-prep school, we send our graduates to top colleges across the country. We also match them to colleges where they’ll continue to contribute to their campus and local community, develop their strengths, and thrive academically and socially.

These are your daughter’s formative years. At Duchesne, she joins a diverse and vibrant sisterhood of girls in formation.

Mission Statement

The mission of Duchesne Academy is to inspire and prepare young women to engage in a lifelong pursuit of their faith in God, intellectual vitality, social awareness and action, building of community and personal growth, in the living tradition of Sacred Heart education.

Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart is Houston’s Catholic, all-girls’, Pre-K3 through grade 12 identity-forming, college-preparatory community that forever instills the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus’ intellectual and spiritual graces into each girl’s mind, heart, and life.

Lower school girls smiling on playground

Duchesne Academy is a member of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools. It is accredited by the state of Texas through the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops Education Department (T.C.C.B.E.D.), the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (I.S.A.S.), and the Sacred Heart Commission on Goals (S.H.C.O.G.).